Scientific Name: Procavia capensis
Found In: Sub-Saharan Africa and northeast Africa, being discontinuously distributed from Senegal through southern Algeria, Libya and Egypt to central and southern Africa
Size: Weighs 4 to 11 lbs
Diet: The Rock Hyrax diet comprises of a variety of grasses, forbs and shrubs, with a predilection for new shoots, buds, fruits and berries
Threat Level: Least Concern – There are no major threats to this species. However, it is hunted locally, and may have been eradicated in some smaller localities.
Facts: Hyraxes live in colonies of up to 50 members.
Virginia Zoo Hyrax: male Onyx